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UCC Board of Appeals

What is the UCC Board of Appeals?
The UCC Board of Appeals is a judicial board that makes judgments on appeals of determinations of the Borough's Building Code Official on matters concerning building construction, structures and the general health, safety and welfare of the community under the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.

Governing Document
The UCC Board of Appeals is governed by the Pensylvania Uniform Construction Code

Myerstown Borough Council appoints 5 members to serve 5-year staggered terms.  Members should be qualified to serve by virtue of their training and experience on matters pertaining to building construction (e.g. licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry, or training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer).  Members are not required to be residents of the borough, although it is preferred.  Members may not be elected officials or employees of the borough.   UCC Board of Appeals members do not receive compensation.

Powers & Duties

Examples of specific duties of the Board of Appeals are as follows:

  • Hear and rule on appeals, requests for variances and requests for extensions of time under the PA UCC, as amended.
  • Have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final appeal adjudications in matters related to determinations of the Building Code Official in accordance with the procedures outlined in the PA UCC, as amended from time to time.
  • In accordance with the PA UCC, the Building Code Board of Appeals shall not act upon appeals, requests for variances or requests for extensions of time relating to accessibility.
  • Serve other municipalities only upon approval by resolution of the Board of Commissioners and upon mutual execution of an inter-municipal agreement in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301-2315
To learn more about the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and the role of a UCC Board of Appeals member, check out the UCC website, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.  You can visit the page by clicking the link below.

Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code